Agency profile - Team

We are a dynamic team of respected professionals. We rely on long-term experience working in all levels of politics, as well as leading communications and PR agencies. We have practical expertise in state and public administration functions and processes.

Our detailed knowledge of the parliamentary environment and political scene enables us, together with our expertise in predictive analysis, to foresee developments and set the best method with which to promote our client´s interests. We guarantee a highly individual approach, professional conduct and a direct path to your goal.

Martin Hoferek, Managing Partner

  • Graduated from the University of Economics in Prague in International politics, Diplomacy and Political Science
  • Completed Georgetown Leadership Seminar at Georgetown University, Washington
  • Former chairman of the youth organization and member of the parliamentary party executive board
  • Consultant and member of the election teams for regional and parliamentary elections
  • Director of the Advertising and PR Agency, worked as a coordinator of the overall Public Relations Network for Central Europe and as Executive Director of Association of Public Relations Agencies
  • Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Health Care and advisor to the chairman of a parliamentary party
  • Founding member of Czech branch office of an international anti-corruption organization

Martin Kocourek, Strategy Planning Director

  • Graduated in Economics and Management from Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Completed expert training program at Morgan-Stanley Inc., Investment Banking Division in London, UK
  • Former Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic and long-term member of the Chamber of Deputies, served as vice chairman of the Budget Committee
  • Former advisor to Prime Minister and member of supervisory boards of several important state-controlled corporations
  • Long-term economic expert of a parliamentary political party

Tomáš Bartovský, Senior Consultant

  • Graduated in Media and Communication Studies from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University, Prague
  • Worked as Head of the Media Section and Spokesman of a parliamentary political party and as Chief of the Public Relations Department and Spokesman of a Ministry
  • Former assistant to a Member of Parliament and an expert consultant at the Parliamentary Institute
  • Worked in several parliamentary party campaign teams

Lucie Hrušková, Junior Consultant

  • Graduated in Political Science and International Relations from School of political studies CEVRO Institute, Prague
  • Participated in exchange scholarship at the Umea University, Sweden, specialized in Political Science and Law
  • Completed internships at the Office of the President of the Czech Republic and at the Ministry of Social Affairs

Jana Píglová, Office Manager

  • Experienced professional
  • Worked in the Central Secretariat of political party and as office manager in advertising agency
Merit Government Relations, s. r. o.  |  Ovenecká 380/9, 170 00 Praha 7  |  Tel: +420 233 289 940, Fax: +420 233 289 949  |  office@merit-gr.cz  |  www.merit-gr.cz